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  • Small Steps

  • The Year I Got Polio
  • By: Peg Kehret
  • Narrated by: Susan Boyce
  • Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 107
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89

Acclaimed author Peg Kehret has written the true story of the year when she was twelve and stricken with polio. At first paralyzed and terrified, she fought her way to recovery, aided by doctors and therapists, a loving family, supportive roommates fighting their own battles with the disease, and plenty of grit and luck. With the humor and suspense that are her trademarks, Peg Kehret vividly recreates a year of heartbreak and triumph.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 11 year old reviewer

  • By T. R. Humperdink on 04-26-17

My kids 8-13 loved this book!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

We listened to this book in the car and loved it. Great story for kids and adults!

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  • Holes

  • By: Louis Sachar
  • Narrated by: Kerry Beyer
  • Length: 4 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,991
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,505
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,527

Stanley Yelnats isn't so surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to a juvenile detention center. After all, his family has been ridden with bad luck ever since a one-legged gypsy put a curse on his great-great grandfather. He is told that the hard labor he must perform, digging five-foot holes in the dried up soil where Green Lake once sat, is meant to build character. But it soon becomes clear to Stanley that the warden is really using the boys to search for something very valuable.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An unexpected delight!

  • By Jennifer on 09-15-04

Kids & Adults enjoyed it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Listened to this book in the car with my kids ages 8-13. Very good! We followed it up with a movie night and it was good too!

  • Black Potatoes

  • The Story of the Great Irish Famine
  • By: Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • Narrated by: Graeme Malcolm
  • Length: 3 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 83
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 68

In 1845, a disaster struck Ireland. Overnight, a mysterious blight attacked the potato crops, turning the potatoes black and destroying the only real food of nearly six million people. Over the next five years, the blight attacked again and again. These years are known today as the Great Irish Famine, a time when one million people died from starvation and disease and two million more fled their homeland.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just the facts

  • By Tina on 05-04-12

Jumps around too much!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Would have liked to know a little more about some of the people instead the book jumps around. There is absolutely nothing positive in the book. I was hoping for a story of survival by someone but it's all death, starvation and catastrophes. 2.5 stars

  • Counting by 7s

  • By: Holly Goldberg Sloan
  • Narrated by: Robin Miles
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 780
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 673
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 675

Willow Chance is a 12-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn’t kept her from leading a quietly happy life...until now. Suddenly Willow’s world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent

  • By MEM on 07-25-17

Great book for kids & adults!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

We love to listen to books in the car. I want entertaining with a good message for my kids ages 8-13. This book has both. We all enjoyed it.

  • Lincoln's Grave Robbers

  • By: Steve Sheinkin
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 63
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

A true crime thriller - the first book for teens to tell the nearly unknown tale of the brazen attempt to steal Abraham Lincoln's body! The action begins in October of 1875, as Secret Service agents raid the workshop of master counterfeiter Ben Boyd. Soon after Boyd is arrested, members of his counterfeiting ring gather to discuss how to spring their ringleader. Their plan: grab Lincoln's body from its Springfield tomb, stash it in the sand dunes near Lake Michigan, and demand, as a ransom, the release of Ben Boyd - and $200,000 in cash.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • my thoughts on Lincoln’s grave robbers

  • By sk on 08-15-18

A solid 5 stars!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Not as good as the first book we listened to- Chasing Lincoln's Killer but still a solid 5 stars. My kids ages 8-13 were fascinated!

  • The Wild Robot Escapes

  • By: Peter Brown
  • Narrated by: Kathleen McInerney
  • Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 146

Shipwrecked on a remote, wild island, Robot Roz learned from the unwelcoming animal inhabitants and adapted to her surroundings - but can she survive the challenges of the civilized world and find her way home to Brightbill and the island? From best-selling and award-winning author Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed sequel to his New York Times best-selling The Wild Robot, about what happens when nature and technology collide.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Kid’s Book

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-06-18

My kids loved it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

A great audio book! My kids love to listen in the car. This book held everyone's attention (kids ages 8-13). We really enjoyed it.

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